Episode 1

Published on:

6th Apr 2020

Mental health challenges in agriculture

Mental health in agriculture is a hot topic at the moment, and for good reason. Farmers are particularly vulnerable to developing anxiety and depression, and experiencing suicidal thoughts, due to the nature of farming. Isolation, uncertainty, market volatility, high risks – it's tough out there for farmers.

This episode features conversations between Ag Annex associate editor Alex Barnard and Adelle Stewart of the Do More Agriculture Foundation, and Shane Anderson of the Tough Enough to Talk About It program. They discuss what risk factors increase mental health challenges for farmers, the importance of starting a conversation, and what to do if you or a friend or family member is experiencing high levels of stress.

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About the Podcast

AgAnnex Talks
Conversations that matter to Canada's ag industry
AgAnnex Talks is a biweekly podcast brought to you by the agriculture brands at Annex Business Media: Top Crop Manager, Potatoes in Canada, Fruit & Vegetable, Manure Manager and Canadian Poultry.

Every other week, we'll host compelling conversations on topics that matter to Canada's agriculture industry, with some of the most important and trusted voices. You'll hear from experts in the world of ag safety, labour and staffing, mental health, and much more.

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